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Flame cutter won't jog.
« on: May 19, 2013, 04:27:02 PM »
My flame cutter has been working great for the last year.   I have not done anything to it besides use it.   It is not connected to the Internet, and I have not upgraded either Mach or sheetcam in a year or so.

Yesterday I powered everything up, and tried to jog the cutter.   It will not move in high speed.

I reset the DROs and moved the head.  According a tape measure it is moving the correct distance.

Where should I start looking?


Thanks


Steve


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Re: Flame cutter won't jog.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 02:56:43 AM »
Not really sure what you are meaning, if it jogs but at a slow rate try holding the shift key down then press the jog arrow obn your keyboard. If that fixes it then you have a slow jog% set on the Tab page.
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Flame cutter won't jog.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 03:24:34 AM »
Hood.  It will only move at one speed-  very slow.   The shift key does not make it go into a higher speed.

It did jog in two speeds.  Very slow, and about a 20 % speed

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Re: Flame cutter won't jog.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 09:38:50 AM »
Has the machine been referenced?

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Re: Flame cutter won't jog.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 06:59:51 AM »
Attach your xml and I will look.
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Re: Flame cutter won't jog.
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 07:46:09 AM »
Steve,

It's a long shot but assuming you are using 'normally closed contact' limit switches then check that there is not a wire off (disconnected) or that one of the switches is not stuck open circuit.

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Re: Flame cutter won't jog.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 11:34:30 PM »
Thanks everyone.   I hate to admit it, but I was a victim of a set of bad batteries in my wireless keyboard.  :(

The keyboard was working, just not all the way.

I changed the batteries, and I cut steel all day today.


Thanks for all the advice and help


Steve